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International Rose Test Garden

400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 823-3636
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Ranked #3 of 309 Attractions in Portland
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Type: Gardens
Traveler Description:  This is definitely a "must-see" while visiting Portland.  There is no admission fee.  Stroll through the gorgeous rose gardens here.  If it is a... more »
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SF Bay Area
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It was very interesting to see all the of the different colors and styles of roses here. It is much bigger than any other rose garden I've ever seen.

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Sacramento, California
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A must-visit when you travel to Portland and lots has been written on it. One very important tip -- be aware that parking at the Garden is EXTREMELY limited. Several options are recommended: -- park at the Zoo (also in Washington Park) and take the train to the Rose Garden train station. -- use the free parking area that is... More

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If one is a rose lover, you could spend hours just walking through the beds. Definitely worth a visit.

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Washington, DC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A beautiful area ruined by too many obnoxious families, loud teens, etc. like being at a theme park.

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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If only all the roses were fragrant.....Every color and type of rose imaginable ...a restful place to contemplate our good luck and fortune.

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Baltimore, MD
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed walking around and looking at the beautiful flowers...It is a great thing to do for free when you are in Portland. I had no idea there were so many varieties of roses!

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Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A beautiful, peaceful place to visit, away from the noise of the city. Such wonderful blooms and amazing colours, especially the purple ones! Highly recommended even if you're not a rose lover.

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vancouver
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We took the FREE bus to the park form the MAX station and enjoyed a lovely (free) tour of the gardens put on by a volunteer. He was knowledgeable and friendly. Having been here in March, it was great to visit when it smelled so great and was beautiful. Ironically, I MOST enjoyed the area of the garden that DIDN'T... More

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Florida
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Butchart Gardens is my favorite of all the gardens I have visited, but this place is giving it some stiff competition. Roses are not my favorites, but my wife insisted we go while in town. Filled up my camera and iPad with pictures of these beautiful flowers. Amazing colors and fragrances, massive blooms, huge variety. Terrace after terrace of exceptional... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I initially thought this was literally just a garden of roses. While that is fine, and even very beautiful, I learned while walking through the picturesque rosebushes that this is a test garden of various varieties of roses. Breeders will come here to test the hardiness, beauty and disease-resistant-ness (not a word, yeah I know) of their variety. It was... More

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